Happy February!! It's a wonderful month to celebrate LOVE. . .especially your love for reading books! Don't you love when an author whisks you away to another place? That is exactly what my guest, Kellie Mounce, is talking about today! Please welcome, Kellie!!
I LOVE BOOKS. I have had this love affair for as long as I can remember. Put me in a bookstore and I can be lost for hours. There is just something about the feel of a good book in your hands. It doesn’t matter if it is a new book with crisp pages or a worn book with its age showing in the creases. The smell of the pages always leads me into my very own corner of the world.
The first “big girl” book I read as a child was James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. I remember not being able to put it down for a second. All I had to do was close my eyes and I was there with James, my friend. We had quite an adventure living inside that giant peach! We went over a cliff into the sea where we were carried by sea gulls to
City. We were
chased by the Cloud Men and had to rescue our friend Centipede who fell out of
the peach. We ended up on top of the . What a great time we had! I look at my friend James and I can finally
see happiness in his eyes. He knows he
is now free to live the life that every little boy should. I hug him and promise to visit very
soon. I open my eyes, smiling because I
know my friend is just a page away! Empire State
When an author can take you on an adventure, make you feel emotions that you might never have felt before and leave you wanting more…that is when you know you have a treasure in your hands! I still feel like I’m 7 years old when I see my first “big girl” book. It will always have a special place in my heart.
Do you remember the first “big girl/boy” book that took you on an adventure?